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Burlingame Solar Home Energy Developments Mean Better PV Solar Panels

May 10, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Category: solar

One of the problems with photovoltaic (pv) solar panels is their inefficiency relative to other forms of renewable energy. In a way this is not important because solar energy is free. But solar home energy systems do tend to need a lot of space to produce useful amounts of electric power.

having a Burlingame  solar power system built  is easy, and the material costs are not very much. Nevertheless, smaller systems would be very welcome, and many solar electric companies, such as Mitsubishi Electric, are rapidly developing residential solar energy systems that will produce pv solar panels with much greater efficiency and at much lower cost. A professional Burlingame solar contractor can assist you

Halving costs every eight years is now the target, at the same time achieving efficiency improvements of 25% to 30%.

One illustration of how this is being done is to concentrate solar energy on to each pv cell with a sort of magnifying glass. This is known as the fresnel effect, which uses a series of optical lenses to direct large amounts of sunlight on to small areas of pv material. It has already been possible to achieve the same amount of electricity with one fortieth the size of a standard pv cell, and this will improve further.

By using new forms of polycrystalline cells it is now possible for pv solar panels to produce nearly 25% more electricity. Solar power for homes is getting better and cheaper, and it is not confined to sunbelt states either. The fact is that pv solar panels depend on available light conditions rather than direct sun. They do work best in hot countries, where daylight levels are good, but they do also work very well in colder climates.

Quite possibly this sort of thing will be coming to a solar home near you in the next year or so.

On the subject of financial assistance, or the lack of it, by many countries and states, there is now a noticeable determination to be seen in many governments to put the funding of diy home energy systems on a sound footing. The European Union has various directives in force that mandate very significant improvements in renewable energy systems by 2020, and many member states are finally co-operating to achieve these targets. As a result pv-sourced solar energy is expected to rise from the present 1% to perhaps as much as 12% of total energy usage by that time and, to enable this to happen, so-called feed-in tariffs have been introduced by many countries to encourage investment in commercial and residential alternative energy systems. Versions of this exist already in many US states.

Your professional Burlingame electricians are here to assist you with your Burlingame solar needs so give them a call today and see what they can do for you.

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